LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||27/JUN/2012 11:52 PM|
Fasting is very specific.
If you are fasting, you are doing something you have planned, it is of your own volition, and no external force or incident is causing you do go without food. For example, perhaps you are fasting for religious, dietetic, or medicinal purposes.
Being on an empty stomach is very general and broad in meaning.
"To be on an empty stomach" carries no implications with it. Maybe you haven't eaten because you are on a ship without food, a bear ate your dinner, you are in a Mexican prison and the food is so bad you prefer not to eat anything, etc.
Did you plan it? No.
Is it of your own volition? Possibly.
Has external force been used to keep you from eating? Possibly?
But "to be on an empty stomach" could also be the result of fasting..
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